YOU can write a book in a month!

Write a Book in a Month

YOU can write a book in a month!

Write a book in a month? It might sound impossible, but it isn’t. Every November hundreds of thousands of people do exactly that by taking part in NaNoWriMo — “(inter)National Novel Writing Month”. Their website shows in excess of 8million words written during the 2016 challenge, with entrants aiming to write 50,000 words in the course of the month. And we’re not talking tens of thousands of badly chosen or nonsensical words. The aim is the close the month with a saleable book.

The Challenge

With efficient use of time, it should be possible not only to write a solid text but also to take it through a couple of rounds of editing and improvement to make it the very best it can be. Ever-willing to put my money where my mouth is, I’m going to write a book in a month. Famously lacking in patience I’m not going to wait for November, I’m starting tomorrow. I will explain my process and chronical my experience of it. I will, shortly after the month is up, submit the finished text to Amazon where you will be able to judge how successful I, and the book, have been. With a bit of luck if you haven’t been persuaded to give it a go during the journey, you’ll be appropriately motivated by the outcome! Make sure to subscribe to be kept up to date.

The Plan

I’ll explain my processes fully as I go. A very high-level summary of what you might expect from such a challenge:

Day 1 – 2:     Pick a Topic
Day 3 – 4:     Create a Plan
Day 5 – 25:   Write!
Day 26 – 28: Rewrite
Day 29 – 30: Final Edit

And with it being 10pm I’m going to call this Day -1. The process of picking a topic will start tomorrow!

Day by Day progress

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In Conclusion

My first book peaked at number 3 in the paid Kindle chart, and number 99 in paperbacks. 2 years later it continues to sell. Taking four times as long to craft a book should deliver four times the quality. Should. I’m very excited for you to join me on this journey, so subscribe to be kept up to date. Leave a comment or head for Facebook and Twitter if you prefer, as well as our other social media networks from the links in the menu above. Check back on the self-publishing section to get more insights, as well as the Book Month category.